superstar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ star

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsuːpə(ɹ)ˌstɑː(ɹ)/
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Noun[edit]

superstar (plural superstars)

  1. Someone who has accumulated a vast amount of fame; a high-level celebrity.
  2. (rare, astronomy) A giant star.
    • 1964, Life: Volume 56, No. 4[1], →ISBN, page 11:
      The greater an object's mass, the greater its gravitational force. If a star could attain a certain mass --- say a million to 100 million times the mass of our own sun --- then its gravity would become 100 times as powerful as the forces generated by the strongest known nuclear reactions. Such a super superstar, in a normal course of its evolution, would contract..
    • 1975, Harold W. G. Allen, The Edge of the Universe: What is Our Destiny? Is There Life After Death? What Incredible Secret Lies in the Depths of Space?[2], Allen Book Pub., page 36:
      Toward the centre of the cluster, where they were more strongly congested, the whole region glowed as though as it were a monstrous superstar.
    • 1979, Michael Zeilik, Astronomy: The Evolving Universe[3], Harper and Row, →ISBN, page 379:
      Perhaps a supermassive cluster can coalesce to form a superstar -- a star with a mass of 1 million to 100 million solar masses.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

superstar f (plural superstars)

  1. superstar (person)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English superstar, equivalent to super- +‎ star.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /su.perˈstar/, /su.peˈstar/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ar
  • Hyphenation: su‧per‧stàr

Noun[edit]

superstar f (invariable)

  1. superstar, megastar

References[edit]

  1. ^ superstar in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English superstar.

Noun[edit]

superstar n (plural superstaruri)

  1. superstar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English superstar

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsupeɾesˈtaɾ/, [ˌsu.pe.ɾesˈt̪aɾ]

Noun[edit]

superstar m or f

  1. superstar
    Synonym: superestrella
    • 2007, El sueño de Morfeo, Mi columna de opinión
      No soy una superstar aunque haya fotos en revistas y fans
      I'm not a superstar even if there are photos in magazines and fans

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.